UPDATED: July 1, 2020 at 5:44 a.m.

Source: The Mercury News.

The Golden Gate Bridge district began plans this week to study a new noise emanating from the bridge that can be heard for miles on gusty days.

The sound is the result of fast northwesterly winds passing through new railings and wind fairings on the western side between the two towers as part of on ongoing wind retrofit project.

It has been described by the district as “singing,” but some local residents during Friday’s bridge board meeting had other choice words, calling it screeching that sounded like torture and saying it caused such physiological distress that it was impossible to ignore.

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